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Events are becoming increasingly important fundraisers and friendraisers for gardens of all sizes.
While interest continues to grow for plant-based movements such as farm-to-table, field-to-vase, and school and community gardens, there is a lack of growth in the number of people interested in careers in horticulture.
The North Carolina Botanical Gardens’ Wonder Connection outreach program serves patients at North Carolina Children’s Hospital. We intuitively know how healing nature can be, and yet most children’s hospitals don’t include nature programming.
Native seed is in high demand, but the availability of suitable product varies. Habitat restoration and other conservation efforts rely heavily on appropriately sourced propagules.
Researchers have repeatedly shown that people spend more time indoors looking at screens than outside enjoying nature and our health is suffering as a result.
The benefits of on-site composting are many, and with new methods and technologies, it is a more easily achievable goal than ever.
Many of our institutions are much more than gardens: historic estates, zoos, university campuses, event spaces, and sculpture parks.
When done thoughtfully, family programs can be a great way to expand your audience and visitorship, as well as increase Family Memberships and revenue.
Did you miss the Finance & Operations Symposium in March? A few of the symposium speakers brought their earned revenue focus presentations to the annual conference. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn more.
Want to be able to formulate a maintenance plan, but need an example of how it has been done? This landscape maintenance manual from The Arboretum at Penn State is a great example resource.